Slow Cooker Chicken with Tomatoes

This Slow Cooker Chicken with Tomatoes, similar to chicken cacciatore, is a rustic stew cooked in chopped tomatoes.

Slow Cooker Chicken and Tomatoes

Slow Cooker Chicken with Tomatoes
Author: Marlene Baird
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 8 ounces chicken half breasts
  • 8 ounces boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 can no salt added diced tomatoes (14 ounce can)
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 shallots sliced
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/3 cup champagne vinegar (can use red wine or Red wine Vinegar)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
Instructions
  1. In a medium skillet spray pan with olive oil spray.
  2. Add shallots and cook over medium heat, stirring, until softened, 3 to 6 minutes.
  3. Add garlic, thyme, fennel seeds, pepper and bay leaf and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
  4. Add vinegar, bring to a boil and boil for 2 minutes, scraping up any browned bits.
  5. Add tomatoes and their juice; stir well.
  6. Place chicken in the slow cooker. Pour the tomato mixture over the chicken.
  7. Cover and cook until the chicken is very tender, about 3 hours on High or 6 hours on Low.
  8. Remove the bay leaf. Serve sprinkled with parsley.
Serving size: 219 Calories: 236 Fat: 9 Saturated fat: 2 Carbohydrates: 3.9 Sodium: 226 Fiber: .8 Protein: 28.3

Hey, what can I say, this was super delicious but I was surprised at how much sodium was in this dish.  Next time I will have to use all boneless skinless chicken breasts.  I thought the bones would add extra flavor since I omitted the salt in this recipe.  Oh well.  I will get it right next time that is for sure.

I gotta tell you, omitting salt and even the tiniest amount of sugar in recipes is definitely a challenge.

I told you all I was on a 6 week 20 pound weight loss challenge and their tight rules  mean no salt and no sugar (among a lot of other no-no’s).  It’s been a tough road and I am only half way there.

I have lost about 7 pounds in two weeks which is right on track to lose the 20.

Slow Cooker Chicken and TomatoesSo wish me luck, enjoy this dish and don’t tell anyone there is that much sodium in one serving.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Marlene


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